By: Charise Castro Smith
Directed by: Laurie Woolery
Yale Repertory Theatre (New Haven, CT) - 2018
El Huracán is an adaptation of The Tempest set in Miami. It ran from September 28 – October 20, 2018, at Yale Rep, and it was presented in collaboration with The Sol Project. The play begins in August 1992, at the outset and during Hurricane Andrew. Prospero and most of the noblemen are not in this play; Twenty-something-year-old Miranda has a mother named Ximena and an abuela, Valeria, and Fernando is “an old family friend.” The second act takes place in August 2019, the day after Hurricane Penelope, and Miranda is now in her fifties and has a daughter in her twenties. The play has had several stagings, including two in early 2023.
For more information, see The Sol Project.
CARLA DELLA GATTA
 Charise Castro Smith, El Huracán, Unpublished Script. 2018.